Study backs launch of ‘granny creches’

Companies should set up “granny creches” where their workers can
leave their older relatives while they go to work, according to an
influential think-tank.

The report, from Demos and supported by Age Concern England, says
the development of such crŠches could offset demand for
residential care.

The research states that if the retirement age in the workplace is
increased, as the government wants, such a facility would be
required as older people become more likely to have caring

It warns that ministers need to look at such measures if they are
to encourage people to continue working later in life or risk
suffering a negative reaction among the “baby boomer” generation –
those born between 1945 and 1965.

– The New Old: Why the Baby Boomers Won’t be Pensioned off

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